I have big plans for our kitchen. Plans that include painting the cabinets (which we had previously stained. Ugh. Not my favorite thing to do), putting in butcher block countertops, and getting appliances that actually match. Right now we have a white fridge, cream oven, black microwave and black dishwasher. All fully functioning but not aesthetically pleasing, by any means. However, my big plans have to wait until it fits in our budget. (I'm crossing my fingers for the year 2015. :) So, in my opinion, a cheap update was in order.
Nate's Crate that we didn't use (or at least not all of it), that worked perfectly for the feel and direction I'm heading in with our kitchen. So, why not put the free stuff to good use? Brilliant idea, Jessica. :)